recording of The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson.
Read by Mark Nelson
The Ghost Pirates is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (of quasi-human aspect, and perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege it and finally drag it down to an unknown fate. With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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sir peter cushing
November 14, 2014
An excellent story
This is an excellent story, although the reader of this version, does not quite manage to convey the dramatic effect and tension in his voice.
The Ghost Pirates as "one of the finest examples of the tightly written novel ever published."
In it, Hodgson never describes in any remarkable details the ghosts - if this is indeed what they are, since their true nature is left ambiguous - he merely reports on their gradual terrifying commandeering of the ship.
I would rate this a 5* for the story, but downgraded it to 4, as the reader here just does not give,any emotional content in the reading.
A much better version can be found here..